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Tristan Tzara

Tristan Tzara is best known as the cofounder of the Dada movement and author of many of its most influential poems, plays, and manifestoes, including the famous "Dada Manifesto." As a teenager, he published his first collection of poems in Romanian, then moved from Bucharest to Zurich, where he began to write in French. In 1919, Tzara brought Dada to Paris, where its bellicose hijinks flourished for several years. After the movement waned, Tzara wrote his epic "Approximate Man," and joined the...See more